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Instead of making the same old resolutions each year, why not switch it up and make smile resolutions this year? If you make goals for your oral health and smile, you will have an increased chance at finally achieving the smile of your dreams. So, to help you finally work toward your perfect smile, we recommend making the following resolutions:

Brush properly each day
Make sure you brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes each time. This will help you thoroughly clean your smile by freeing the food particles that are stuck and by removing the plaque that continually grows on your teeth. When you brush, make sure you use a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste.

Floss daily
Flossing is just as important as brushing, so it’s best that you floss your smile at least once a day. Flossing will also help you free the food particles that are stuck between your teeth, and it will also remove the plaque that grows in the crevices of your smile. This task will help you further prevent gum disease.

Chew sugarless gum frequently
Sugarless gum is a helpful product that constantly washes your smile and prevents tooth decay. If you chew sugarless gum, more saliva will be produced, which is very beneficial because the more saliva that is produced, the more your teeth will be rinsed and the more the acids in your mouth will be neutralized.

Have a healthy diet
Having a healthy diet will not only help you improve your body’s health, but it will also help you improve your oral health. If you eat tooth-healthy foods, your smile will have the best chance at fighting tooth decay. Some tooth-healthy foods include fresh fruits and veggies while unhealthy foods include candy and sugary treats.

Visit your dentist regularly
Visiting your dentist every six months is the best thing you can do for your teeth and gums. The cleaning routine and examination will help you prevent tooth decay and gum disease and will help you fix any dental problems you are suffering with. So, make sure you keep up with your dental cleaning appointments this year so you can have a strong and healthy smile.

We care for you and your smile, and we are excited that you are finally working toward the smile you have always wanted! If you do these five things, you will be on the right track. Call Wildwood Family & Cosmetic Dentistry now if you have any questions or if you would like some tips on doing the five mentioned tasks. Dr. Michael O'Neill would love to help you if you simply call 419.605.9818 now and schedule an appointment!